The Leibniz Centre for Tropical Marine Research www.leibniz-zmt.de in Bremen is a member of the Leibniz Association, which is supported by the German Federal and State Governments. Through its research, ZMT contributes to developing science-based strategies for sustainable use of tropical coastal systems.
The Junior Research Group ‘Coral Climatology’ at the ZMT invites applications for
2 PhD Student Positions.
in the DAAD/BMBF (German Academic Exchange Service; German Federal Ministry of Education and Research) funded project, OASIS, as part of the ‘Make Our Planet Great Again – German Research Initiative’. We are seeking highly motivated students to pursue PhD degrees at the ZMT. The offered positions will have 36 months of full support (Dr. Henry C. Wu, Junior Research Group Leader of Coral Climatology Working Group and Professor Dr. Hildegard Westphal, Director of ZMT and Head of Biogeochemistry and Geology Department) to commence on April 1, 2019.
Our oceans absorb considerable amounts of the greenhouse gas carbon dioxide (CO2) from the Earth's atmosphere. When excess CO2 reacts with seawater, the pH of the seawater decreases in a process known as ocean acidification that has disastrous consequences for calcifying organisms such as corals. Project OASIS will investigate the development of ocean acidification over the past few hundred years in the tropical oceans by analyzing boron isotopes in long-lived tropical corals. The project aims to reconstruct the global development of ocean acidification, rates of pH change, carbonate chemistry, and sea surface temperature/salinity of our tropical oceans before and after the Industrial Revolution. These dynamic results will provide valuable data to understand the levels of CO2 penetrating into the oceans and draw conclusions on the changes as it relates to tropical climate drivers and forcings.
For additional information, please contact: Dr. Henry C. Wu email@example.com
The candidates will be on three years contracts. Salary will be paid according to the German TV-L EG 13 (if the personnel requirements are fulfilled). The posts will be filled as PhD Student positions (66,6%).
ZMT is an equal opportunity employer. Applicants with a migration background are welcome. Disabled persons with comparable qualification receive preferential status.
Application instructions; please apply to this position by including:
Please send your complete application by January 31, 2019 as a single PDF file with the reference number “95 - OASIS” to Ms. Lena Oehlmann, E-Mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.